• (British) IPA: /ˈwɔːtəfɔːl/
  • (America) enPR: wôʹtər-fôl, IPA: /ˈwɔtɚfɔl/

waterfall (plural waterfalls)

  1. a flow of water over the edge of a cliff.
    Synonyms: cataract, cascade
  2. (figuratively) A waterfall-like outpouring of liquid, smoke, etc.
    A waterfall of mist came from the open freezer.
  3. (technical, computing, slang) Waterfall model
    A very long duration project […] had taken a whole group of people through a painful waterfall development process.
  4. (slang, America) The action of drinking from a vessel without touching it with the lips, considered more sanitary for a shared vessel.
    Hey man, can I take a waterfall from your bottle?
  5. (colloquial, dated) A necktie.
  6. (colloquial, dated) A chignon.
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

waterfall (waterfalls, present participle waterfalling; past and past participle waterfalled)

  1. (intransitive) To fall like a waterfall.
  2. (transitive) To drink (something) from a container by pouring it from a height so as not to touch one's lips to the rim.

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